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IVU Traffic Technologies to bring Ticketless to Europe

Working together towards smarter ticketing


Creator of Ticketless, UrbanThings has formed a strategic partnership with German transport IT specialist, IVU Traffic Technologies. The agreement will see Ticketless distributed as part of IVU’s comprehensive public transport software, IVU.suite. The companies will work together to integrate the two platforms more closely.

Ticketless is already seeing considerable interest, with its first live deployment this month in Bristol, UK and advance orders of smart ticketing now being received.

IVU supplies transport planning and fleet management software to major transport operators in Germany and throughout Europe, including DB Regio, Transdev, Trenitalia, PostBus and Connexxion. Ticketless augments IVU’s existing suite of transport solutions, becoming the company’s first m-Ticketing component. IVU will market Ticketless as IVU.ticket.app, allowing transport operators to customise the app’s design to their specific needs.

UrbanThings CEO, Carl Partridge said: “I like to describe Ticketless as a sort of ‘Amazon Go’ for public transport! I firmly believe that the future of transport ticketing involves less reliance on costly hardware. We’re delighted to be partnering with IVU to deliver this innovative new form of mobile ticketing to operators throughout Europe.”

Matthias Rust, CTO of IVU Traffic Technologies said: “Transport operators worldwide are looking for ticketing solutions that are intuitive and easy to use while at the same time are inexpensive and quick to implement. We are happy that through our partnership with UrbanThings we are now able to offer our over 500 customers such a platform, which also fully integrates with their existing system environment.”

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